She was a reproductive rights activist who popularized the term "birth control" and laid the foundation for planned parenthood
Transgender actress who became the first openly trans person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, and to have a wax figure made of her. she is a strong advocate for the trans and LGBT community.
In 1966, Indira Gandhi became the first and only female prime minister of India. She was elected for a second time in 1980, only 4 years before she was assassinated by two of her own bodyguards
Sappho was one of the first known female writers. Much of her poetry has been lost but she remains named as one of the 10 great poets.
Dr. Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African american female astronaut. Before her work at NASA, she worked in a cambodian refugee camp in Thiland and served in the Peace Corps.